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Word: poseur

Definition: person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose


Sentences Containing 'poseur'

Most of black metal's "first wave" bands only used Satanism for shock value; one of the few exceptions is Mercyful Fate singer King Diamond, who follows LaVeyan Satanism and whom Michael Moynihan calls "one of the only performers of the '80s Satanic Metal who was more than just a poseur using a devilish image for shock value".

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